With a stay at Omni Berkshire Place, you'll be centrally located in New York, steps from St. Patrick's Cathedral and minutes from Rockefeller Center. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Chrysler Building and Broadway.
Make yourself at home in one of the 396 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets, down comforters, and down blankets. 37-inch LCD televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a 24-hour fitness facility or take in the view from a terrace. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and shopping on site.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
For most Americans, Japanese food simply means sushi. Zenkichi defies this narrow definition by eschewing sushi altogether and serving contemporary, Tokyo-style small plates inspired by the homesick restaurant owner?s native city. The elaborate dishes, which feature lavish ingredients such as homemade creamy tofu, all-natural filet mignon tataki, and grilled saikyo black cod, have turned the restaurant into a New York magazine Critics' Pick and earned impressive Zagat ratings. Cooks prepare an ? la carte menu that changes every three months, as well as omakase?the chef?s tasting menu?that changes every six weeks to eight weeks to incorporate the season?s freshest vegetables and seafood. Raw jewels of the day with super-fresh sashimi or a sweet duck salad with baby greens pair with more than 50 varieties of Zenkichi?s pure, all-natural rice sake.
To actually get into the restaurant, guests must seek out an unmarked, nearly invisible door in a massive, wood-paneled building. Inside, lantern-lit corridors forested with bamboo and lined with flagstone pathways lead to booths with adjustable shades that can unroll to conceal diners as they gaze at each other romantically or prove that they do in fact have two belly buttons. A buzzer summons the waiter whenever guests want more sake or innovative desserts such as a grapefruit agar gelee made with Japanese seaweed or a frozen, chocolate-based black-sesame mousse.
When Tuscan Hills’ owners first opened their rustic Italian spot, they followed the old Italian tradition of placing a horseshoe upside-down over the door to keep negative energy out. But as customers came in to try the new spot, they kept pointing out that the horseshoe was hanging the wrong way, so they switched it. After that, they had the worst week since they’d opened—so they turned it face-down again, and Tuscan Hills has been a charm to the owners and their customers ever since.
With exposed-brick walls, flickering candles, and folded linen napkins, Tuscan Hills feels like an Italian hideaway. As guests gather around tables to chat over glasses of wine, chefs toss pasta with seafood, fresh vegetables, and meats and then pull bubbling 13-inch pizzas from the brick oven. Main dishes include braised chuck of wild boar smothered in brown sauce and served over polenta as well as the signature traditional Tuscan-style fish stew, cacciucco alla livornese, which is baked with a crispy bread crust. Family-style platters of pasta, steak, and other dishes bring groups together to share the brimming platters or finally satisfy the hunger of yetis out to treat themselves.
Tucked into a cobblestone square just off of Austin Street, Jade Eatery & Lounge’s Forest Hill Gardens address hints at the peaceful establishment inside. Votive candles flicker throughout the dining room, casting their warm glow over exposed-brick walls, intimate dining tables, and a large Buddha statue smiling benevolently on diners to guide them toward the right entree. Asian fusion fare suffuses the menu under the direction of executive chef Michael Teng, who pulls flavors from Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisine to devise fresh combinations of flavor, texture, and presentation.
Clients sip from bowls of deeply aromatic soup or hone chopstick skills on freshly wok-fried entrees. The kitchen staff displays razor-sharp knife skills behind a full sushi bar, rolling and slicing a selection of classic and signature makis, including the Karma roll, which, it is said, cannot be eaten by anyone who has ever claimed to dislike sushi. After finishing dinner, guests can mosey over to the copper-fronted bar where sake, wine, and specialty drinks flow, or they can contemplate the regularly rotating artwork housed inside of the restaurant’s gallery.
As the duo behind former hot spots Frederick's Downtown, Jour et Nuit, and Lemon, Frederick Lesort and Antoine Blech know a thing or two about creating internationally influenced restaurants. With Opia, the pair brings together the urbanity of Paris with New York City's nonchalance for a unique dining experience.
A Look Inside
Dark hardwood swathes the restaurant's 4,000-square-foot opulent interior, which features burgundy seating. These rich hues contrast with the balconies' glittering views of the city. Though the backdrop is sumptuous, the vibe is laid-back. Fodor's called the design "drop-dead gorgeous" before saying "Opia is ideal for couples in full-on infatuation or spouses hoping to remember the wine-and-roses days before the kids."
French Cuisine with a Global Slant ?
Classic French cuisine, such as beef bourguignon and chicken paillard, headlines the menu. The chefs add a global touch to other dishes, including the Couscous Royal, which features lamb chops and merguez, and the sashimi appetizer served with soy-yuzu dressing.
Amid the whirling of flamenco dancers and lively strumming of guitarists, diners savor and share bites of bright Spanish cuisine presented on minimalistic white plates. The kitchen fills a tapas menu with tasting-size portions of seafood, meat, and vegetable delicacies, enticing guests to indulge in one bite at a time, rounding out each mix-and-match meal with a carafe of housemade sangria or exotic cocktails. Small plates include tzatziki- and cucumber-drizzled bites of lamb, spanish meatballs, and asparagus a la plancha; heartier appetites brave the build-your-own entree option, which allows customers to craft individual meals that include one hearty portion of meat or seafood and one starch, all topped with a choice of sauce or glaze and served with a helping of vegetables. Parties of up to 65 guests can rent out the space for special occasions or have baskets of Spanish specialties brought to off-site locations to add flavorful flair to parties without dousing honored guests in a demi-glace.